Cape Gazette

Kick Butts Day held in Georgetown

Apr 10, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups Malaya Johnson and Brendan Joseph find plenty of butts to cleanup in Georgetown.

Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco, was commemorated March 20 in Georgetown. More than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States participate in the program.

Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation. In Georgetown, the Boys and Girls Club and the First State Community Action Agency’s After School students started their Kick Butts day with their annual cleaning up the cigarette butts around the Georgetown Circle.

After the cleanup, the participants learned about the dangers of tobacco and joined in activities to help prevent tobacco use.


Makayla Osti stays busy picking up the countless number of cigarette butts around the Georgetown Circle. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Luis Sanchez puts his gathered butts in the group’s trash bag carried by Junior Staff member and volunteer Michael Deleon. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Children, wearing plastic gloves, are busy gathering up discarded cigarette butts in front of the Family Court Building. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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